15 Ratings
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Score 9.2 out of 100
29 Ratings
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Score 8.4 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • SonicWall NSA Series ranks higher in 1 feature set: Firewall

Firewall

7.1

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

71%
7.8

SonicWall NSA Series

78%
SonicWall NSA Series ranks higher in 6/11 features

Identification Technologies

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
6.1
61%
3 Ratings

Visualization Tools

5.7
57%
2 Ratings
7.0
70%
3 Ratings

Content Inspection

8.1
81%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Policy-based Controls

6.7
67%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Active Directory and LDAP

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
2 Ratings

Firewall Management Console

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
8.0
80%
3 Ratings

Reporting and Logging

4.8
48%
2 Ratings
5.0
50%
3 Ratings

VPN

8.6
86%
2 Ratings
9.9
99%
3 Ratings

High Availability

9.5
95%
2 Ratings
9.0
90%
3 Ratings

Stateful Inspection

7.1
71%
2 Ratings
8.9
89%
2 Ratings

Proxy Server

6.2
62%
2 Ratings
N/A
0 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

8.6

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

86%
2 Ratings
8.0

SonicWall NSA Series

80%
3 Ratings

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

SonicWall NSA Series

90%
4 Ratings

Likelihood to Recommend

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

When we are asked by local partners which security equipment we use we always recommend our Cisco security products. The Firepower firewall is no exception and we can easily recommend this to others who need a fast, secure, and well built system that integrates well with all your existing hardware and software.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA is best suited for small to mid-size companies or small to medium K-12 school districts. It's less appropriate for larger businesses and schools. This is due to their ease of use and well-rounded feature set but lacks in advanced configuration, performance, and reliability.
Geoff Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Application Control.
  • URL Filtering.
  • Intrusion Prevention.
Kelvin Goh | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Relatively inexpensive compared to some of the higher-end products, like Palo Alto Networks.
  • Easy to set up, as the SonicWall NSA interface is consistent across all models.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Initial install and configuration can be complex.
  • May need to learn the new interface if coming from ASA.
  • Buggy web interface can at time cause issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Ideal with smaller businesses. Would have to examine for more complex needs of larger businesses.
  • Scalability might be an issue for super large organizations.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0 per appliance

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series Editions & Modules

Edition
Firepower 410050,000-250,0001
  1. per appliance
Additional Pricing Details

SonicWall NSA Series

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

SonicWall NSA Series Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

No score
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SonicWall NSA Series

SonicWall NSA Series 9.0
Based on 4 answers
Most of the time, calling SonicWall NSA Support, you get an expert who can help resolve your issues. RMAs are pretty easy once they determine there is an issue with the hardware. Support is available 24x7, which makes emergency calls easy. The only downside is the support engineers may have thick accents; however, their expertise more than makes up for any language barriers.
Kenny McGarrity | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series deployment is straightforward and easy to implement. It is also can support high availability and able to achieve redundancy. Besides, firmware upgrade is quite simple and the process does not take much effort as the upgrade will be automatically done by itself. Cisco Firepower 4100 Series is also very cost effective compared with other similar ranges of firewalls.
Kelvin Goh | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

We compared the FortiGate to Sonicwall and continued with Sonicwall as we were a mid-size school where the Sonicwall was performing adequately, and the learning curve was steep to switch platforms. The Sonicwall offered everything the FortiGate did, and was not as costly, both in the appliance and in licensing.
Geoff Johnson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Cisco Firepower 4100 Series

  • Positive impact would be our increased security network wide.
  • Another positive would be the increased processing power, saving us time and [from] needing more equipment.
  • A negative impact would be the increased need for having to learn a new interface.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SonicWall NSA Series

  • Saved money on implementation and administration staff.
  • Covered the sophisticated needs of many organizations.
Mike Narumiya | TrustRadius Reviewer

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